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A car collided with a deer, killing two, according to Oklahoma officials

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A car in Pittsburgh County hit a deer and went off the road, killing both occupants, highway officials said.  The family mourned the couple's death.

A car in Pittsburgh County hit a deer and went off the road, killing both occupants, highway officials said. The family mourned the couple’s death.

Screenshots from Christopher Pearson and Darcy Pearson Facebook accounts

Two people have died after hitting a deer on an Oklahoma highway, authorities said, with the couple’s family adding that friends are grieving.

Christopher Pearson, 33, was driving on Indian Nation Highway in Pittsburg County with Darcy Pearson, 28, shortly before 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said in a news release to McClatchy News on Monday, Nov. 14.

According to police, the vehicle struck the deer and left the road, striking a tree and partially rolling into a creek. As a result of the accident, the passenger was ejected and the driver was trapped for 45 minutes, according to the release.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol responded to the scene and found both occupants dead. Troopers said none of the passengers were wearing seat belts.

Family and friends mourned the couple’s loss.

“Words can’t even describe how the pain feels,” Emmett Beals wrote on Facebook. “(I) just don’t know what to say. I’m shocked… they were still young and full of life.”

Cousin Darcy Pearson, Becky Tripp, wrote on Facebook: “You (Darcy) were not only my cousin, but you were my best friend and the only friend I told everything to… You two were great people and good friends. All the memories we have will never be forgotten!”

According to a GoFundMe for the family, the Piersons are survived by four children.

Christopher Pearson and Darcy Pearson were from Norman, Oklahoma, cops said.

Pittsburgh County is approximately 125 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.

Aspen Pflughoeft covers the news in real time for McClatchy. She graduated from Minerva University where she studied communications, history and international politics. She previously reported for the Deseret News.

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